March 8 – March 14, 2015


Arts, Drama, Culture


Burt Bacharach’s Best

Sun., March 8, 7:00 pm



This program celebrates legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach. Host Robert
Wagner introduces archival performances by the original artists who made
Bacharach’s music famous, including Dionne Warwick (“Walk On By,” “I Say
a Little Prayer”), B.J. Thomas (“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”), The
Carpenters (“Close to You”), The Fifth Dimension (“One Less Bell to Answer”),
Dusty Springfield (“The Look of Love”), Herb Alpert (“This Guy’s in Love With
You”) and many more.




Death Comes to Pemberley, Part 1 of 2

Sun., March 8, 8:30 pm



A coach races up to a country house with a hysterical passenger shrieking,
“Murder!” What better way to continue Jane Austen’s immortal
novel Pride and Prejudice‌ This delicious homage to Austen, adapted
from P.D. James’ clever whodunit, stars Anna Maxwell Martin (“The
Bletchley Circle”) as Elizabeth and Matthew Rhys as Darcy. Co-stars include
Matthew Goode, Jenna Coleman, Trevor Eve and Rebecca Front.


Part 1 of 2

Six years after the end of Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth and Darcy plan
a ball – with fatal consequences. A family enemy takes charge of the case.




The Towers of Silence

Sun., March 8, 10:00 pm



Based on Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet novels, this dramatic series, first broadcast
in 1984, recounts the final days of the British Raj in India during World War II.


The Towers of Silence

Susan’s baby has been rescued from the ring of fire that nearly engulfed him.
Barbie embarks on a generous mission, but is turned back by an appalling discovery.




Hawaiian Airlines Presents: Na Mele at Halekulani’s House Without A Key

Mon., March 9, 7:30 pm



NA MELE goes on location to document a traditional, cherished Hawaiian experience.
The Halekulani has a special place in the hearts of Hawaii’s people and everyone who
has spent time there. PBS Hawaii captures a late afternoon at the hotel’s House Without
a Key with hula dancers Kanoe Miller and Debbie Nakanelua-Richards, and the musical trio
Pa’ahana (Pakala Fernandes, Kaipo Kukahiko and Douglas Po’oloa Tolentino).




John Rampage

Tues., March 10, 7:30 pm



John Rampage got the performing bug early in life. As a young boy, he acted on stage
and danced classical ballet, and at one point, even considered dance as a career. This
background provided the base for John’s current role as artistic director of
Diamond Head Theatre, where he’s responsible for everything from selecting the
shows performed, all the way down to the color of a performer’s shoes. Throughout,
he’s handing down his decades of experience and love of theatre to the next generation.


This program is available in high-definition and will be rebroadcast on Sun., March 15 at 4:00 pm.



Moments to Remember: My Music

Tues., March 10, 8:00 pm



Highlighting the late 50s and early 60s pop era, Patti Page and Nick Clooney
introduce performances and archival classics along with fellow emcees Peter Marshall,
Wink Martindale and Mary Lou Metzger. This special features Frankie Laine,
Julius LaRosa, the Four Lads, the Four Aces, the Four Freshmen, Roger Williams,
Lenny Welch, the Platters, the DeCastro Sisters and archival performances from
Rosemary Clooney, Perry Como and Nat King Cole.



Great Railway Journeys of Europe

Tues., March 10, 10:30 pm



Travel across Europe for a delightful sampling of some of the most dramatic and
fascinating railway journeys in the world. From the frozen wastes of Norway to
the sunny shores of the Italian Adriatic coast, host Julian Davison guides
viewers through breathtaking scenery, providing cultural and historical
insights along the way.





Wed., March 11, 7:30 pm & 11:30 pm



Join executive producer and narrator Anthony Bourdain as he takes viewers inside
the mind of noted Korean American chef and restaurateur David Chang, a New York
Times best-selling author and chef-owner of the Momofuku restaurant group.
Chang brings a voracious appetite for food knowledge and a youthful exuberance
to cooking and travel, whether cooking in his kitchens in New York and
Australia or traveling for inspiration to Japan, Denmark, Spain or Montreal.



Chef David Chang explores the idea of fresh in the kitchen: instant broth, pea
agnollini, fresh and aged steak with Chef Tien Ho; and ikejime with
Chef Dave Arnold and Chef Yoshihiro Murata in Kyoto.



Joe Bonamassa: Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

Wed., March 11, 8:00 pm



Guitar hero Joe Bonamassa performs at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado in a concert
celebrating the music of blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.


The setlist is primarily sourced from the catalogs of Howlin’ Wolf, one of the most
influential Chicago bluesmen of all time, and Muddy Waters, considered the “father
of modern Chicago blues” and a major inspiration for the British blues explosion of
the 1960s, a genre that Bonamassa grew up with and that influences his own music to this day.
Bonamassa also performs songs from his own extensive catalog.



Transatlantic Sessions

Wed., March 11, 9:30 pm



Sam Bush, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Béla Fleck, Alison Krauss, James Taylor
and more than 28 other artists gather in the Scottish Highlands to perform folk
favorites from the Americana and Celtic traditions.



Elvis, Aloha From Hawaii

Wed., March 11, 10:30 pm



Elvis Presley was at the pinnacle of his superstardom when he made television
history in 1973 with this live concert special, televised globally via satellite.
Now, over 40 years later, don’t miss one of the most outstanding concert performances
of his career as Elvis sings “Suspicious Minds,” “Hound Dog,” “Blue Suede Shoes,”
“My Way,” “I Can’t Stop Loving You” and many more.



1965 – 1967 Rock Rewind

Thurs., March 12, 9:00 pm



The 1960s was a period of massive social and political upheaval in America. While
many of these changes were reflected in the popular songs of the era, performers
also sang of fun, romance and good times. Iconic actor Adam West, star of the iconic
60s TV series “Batman,” hosts this special filled with archival performances
of hits that still resonate nearly half a century later. Featured artists include The
Beach Boys, The Association, The Righteous Brothers, The Box Tops, The Rascals and more.



Carole King – James Taylor Live at the Troubadour

Thurs., March 12, 10:30 pm



This concert special stars Carole King and James Taylor, filmed at their 2007
performances celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Los Angeles’ famed Troubadour
nightclub. At that club some 40 years ago, Taylor urged King to emerge as an
artist from behind her piano, a seminal moment in the history of these pop
singer-songwriter icons. King and Taylor perform 12 songs, including stunning
performances of the pair’s most beloved hits such as King’s “So Far Away,”
“It’s Too Late,” and “Will You Love Me Tomorrow‌” as well as Taylor’s
“Carolina in My Mind,” “Sweet Baby James” and “Fire and Rain,” to name just a few.



Classical Rewind

Fri., March 13, 9:00 pm



Experience the beauty, romance and dramatic power of musical masterpieces in this
visual and auditory joyride through the world of classical hits. In this engaging
welcome to the world of classical hits, viewers will experience the beauty and
romance of Bach, Mozart, Handel, Beethoven, Wagner and other masters, with a
visual feast to match each piece. Host Martin Goldsmith guides viewers on this
fresh and engaging exploration of the world of classical music, with personal
reflections from Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell, among others.



Zoltán Maga: From Budapest with Love

Fri., March 13, 10:30 pm



Celebrate beautiful music and dance with Hungary’s foremost violin virtuoso,
along with the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble, tenor Saimir Pirgu, and sopranos
Valentina Nafornita and Natalia Ushakova. Viewers will also enjoy Budapest’s
historic landmarks as Zoltán performs several violin classics in scenic
locations around the city.




Los Angeles: Marvimon

Sat., March 14, 7:00 pm



This series combines flavorful ingredients, top chefs and beautiful locations for
the ultimate dining experience. Australian chef Pete Evans goes coast-to-coast,
traveling to New Orleans, Maine, Chicago, California and other locations across
the United States to meet the best chefs in the area and cooks a delicious meal
that incorporates local and seasonal ingredients.


Los Angeles: Marvimon

Pete explores LA and throws a Mexican-inspired feast with the help of Chefs Jeffrey
Saad and Brooke Williamson. No Mexican feast would be complete without fresh
corn tortillas and the trio head to Northgate Markets where the Gonzalez family
has been making tortillas the same way for years. The menu includes lobster and
chorizo queso fundido; ceviche with scallops and jicama;
carnitas with rice and beans; and Kahlua trifle with candied peanuts.





Sat., March 14, 7:30 pm



America’s leading authority on European travel, returns to transport viewers to
bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque countrysides. Each episode contains
Rick’s valuable insights on art, culture and history, and his practical,
experience-enhancing travel advice.



The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is the best-preserved Baroque city in
Central Europe. We experience its massive castle, beloved statue-lined bridge,
evocative Jewish Quarter, and thrilling 20th-century history while enjoying its
infectious love of music and some of the best beer in Europe. With a
beautifully preserved Old Town, Prague deserves its nickname: the Golden City
of a Hundred Spires.




Encores! Great Performances at the Met

Sat., March 14, 9:00 pm



This special features 19 unforgettable arias and duets selected from the past eight
seasons of GREAT PERFORMANCES at The Met broadcasts, performed by today’s greatest
opera stars and talents. Hosted by soprano Deborah Voigt, the special covers a wide range
of operatic ground, from heartbreak to hilarity, delivered by such artists as Natalie
Dessay, Plácido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Juan Diego Flórez, Jonas Kaufmann, Anna
Netrebko, and Voigt herself.





Sat., March 14, 11:00 pm



fun. and Dawes perform modern rock. Grammy-winning trio fun. plays hits “We Are
Young,” “Some Nights” and “Carry On.” Dawes performs its
California roots-flavored rock.


Public Affairs



Second Chances

Sun., March 8, 6:00 pm



Nearly 40 million adults in America – 1 in 5 – lack a high school diploma or GED
credential. In this four-part series focusing on America’s dropout crisis, we’ll
meet some of America’s dropouts, come to understand the issues they face,
and learn about the people and programs helping them drop back in and move on
with their educations and lives.


Second Chances

High school dropouts, educators, and researchers introduce the economic and personal
costs of dropping out, why a high school equivalency is no longer enough, and
the benefits of dropouts gaining second chances. Two former dropouts, Kellie
Blair Hardt, homeless as a child, now an award-winning teacher, and Hasan
Davis, former commissioner of juvenile justice for the state of Kentucky, tell
their stories.




Thurs., March 12, 7:30 pm



This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by Kamehameha Schools – Maui Middle School on


Top Story:

Students from Roosevelt High School on Oahu highlight the December 2014 inauguration
of Governor David Ige at the Hawaii State Capitol, focusing on his vision for
public education in Hawaii. Several Roosevelt students comment on the
Governor’s vision and offer their own insights on education.


Also Featured:

Students from Saint Francis School on Oahu, formerly a school for girls that recently
welcomed its first male students, portray how senior Eislee Nakamasu lent his
talents to transforming an annual student pageant into a shining,
co-educational success; students from Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on
Kauai showcase how Lanakila Kitchen in Lawai serves up good food while changing
the lives of adults with disabilities;  students from Hana K-12 School on Maui
tell the story of Megan Kalalau, a senior who does not let her blindness limit
her dreams for the future; students at Wheeler Middle School on Oahu feature
eighth-grader Macy Walters’ amazing trek to the top of Africa’s highest
mountain to raise awareness of a rare autoimmune disease; and students from
Island School on Kauai profile professional bodyboarder Dave Hubbard, capturing
his thrilling rides on aerial video.


This program encores Saturday, March 14 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 pm.
You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website,




How Can the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Better Serve Its Beneficiaries?

Thurs., March 12, 8:00 pm



The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has long been criticized for mismanagement,
especially in delays and inconsistencies in its mission of providing homestead land
to eligible native Hawaiians. Mahealani Richardson moderates a discussion that asks:
How Can the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Better Serve Its Beneficiaries?


INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII is a live public affairs show that is also live streamed on
Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email, Twitter or live blogging.
You may also email your questions ahead of time to




Fri., March 13, 7:30 pm



For 40 years, WASHINGTON WEEK has delivered one of the most interesting
conversations of the week. Hosted by Gwen Ifill, it is the longest-running
public affairs program on PBS and features a group of journalists participating
in roundtable discussion of major news events.




Fri., March 13, 8:00 pm



This weekly series features the iconic TV anchor’s focus on the events and
conversations shaping this week and the week ahead. Drawing on conversations
from his nightly PBS program and new insightful perspectives from around the
world, it captures the defining moments in politics, science, business,
culture, media and sports.




Fri., March 13, 8:30 pm



THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is an unscripted forum featuring some of the greatest
political analysts in the nation.





Linen Press, Part One

Sat., March 14, 2:00 pm



In the 5th season of the series, respected furniture maker Tommy MacDonald and his
friends Al, Eli and Steve share bold and inspiring woodworking designs. Tommy
travels to historic landmarks in the Boston area, Chicago and beyond for
inspiration, and then returns to his workshop to create pieces for the home and
office. Thirteen new half-hour episodes introduce a wide variety of indoor and
outdoor projects tailored to the recreational woodworker. The large-scale
pieces – including beds, tables and wardrobes – blend new-school methods
with old-school techniques.


Linen Press, Part One

Contrary to what it sounds like, a linen press doesn’t press your linens, it
holds them. Tommy shows viewers how to design and build their own linen press,
starting with the frame and drawers.




Sat., March 14, 2:30 pm



Roger helps a homeowner remove overgrown shrubs from the front yard and replaces
them with an edible landscape. Richard shares some tips on snaking drains, and Tom
helps a homeowner replace some damaged pieces of vinyl siding.




Lexington Project 2015: Exterior Details

Sat., March 14, 3:00 pm



Tom shows Kevin the new mudroom door and the work required to patch in new
clapboards. Kevin meets electrician Allen Gallant and inspector Alix Berube to
see what goes into a rough electrical inspection. At the back deck, Tom shows
Kevin a hybrid railing system that has cedar posts and railing caps, with
stainless steel cable “balusters.” Kevin visits kitchen designer Donna Venegas
to see the neutrals, textures and metallics that are currently trending in
kitchens. Then, project designer Michele Kelly and homeowner Jeremy Kieval show
Kevin the layout and design choices for the new family kitchen. Paint color
expert Bonnie Krims gives Kevin and homeowner Jody Kieval a range of options
for the exterior.




Eat Your Greens

Sat., March 14, 4:00 pm



Eating your greens is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle, and supermarkets are
stocked with a greater variety than ever before. Martha Stewart provides an
overview of the most popular greens while making some of her favorite recipes:
delicate sorrel soup, a heady pasta dish with grilled sardines and bitter
greens, a versatile Swiss-chard frittata, a trendy kale Caesar salad and
a new take on a popular salad green, spicy escarole.




Springtime Sweets

Sat., March 14, 4:30 pm



Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making the ultimate lemon
pudding cake. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews stand mixers. Then, test
cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make fresh
strawberry mousse.




Sunday in the Park with Ming and Skip

Sat., March 14, 5:00 pm



Chef Ming Tsai returns for another season of mouthwatering recipes, celebrity
appearances and culinary road trips. This season focuses on comfort food –
from childhood classics to melting-pot dishes from around the world. Each episode
kicks off with a technique demonstration, followed by two dishes – one prepared
by a nationally renowned guest chef and one by Ming.


in the Park with Ming and Skip


Ming Tsai and his special guest, Professor Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, prepare
dishes for the ultimate summer pastime – cook outs! The two talk ancestry while
Ming breaks out a family recipe for sesame noodle cucumber salad that goes back
centuries. Dr. Gates then whips up a hearty classic: his Aunt Marguerite’s
famous potato salad.




Unforgettable Hoi An

Sat., March 14, 5:30 pm



International culinary icon Martin Yan returns with a new series that explores the bustling
cities, breathtaking landscapes, colorful history and authentic cuisine of
Vietnam. Over the course of 26 episodes, Martin travels extensively throughout
Vietnam, fishing in tiny floating villages, sampling street food in Hanoi, and
learning about rice cultivation in the lush countryside. Martin brings his
infectious enthusiasm and impressive culinary skills to the table as he
demonstrates Vietnamese mainstays.


Unforgettable Hoi An

Considered one of the most spectacular spots in Vietnam, Hoi An is now a World Heritage
Site. Martin visits this picturesque enclave to pay tribute to both its history
and culinary delights. He learns how to wrap flower dumplings and takes part in
a paper lantern release ceremony. Recipes featured include: shrimp mousse on
sugar cane; shrimp and meat dumplings.



Additional Programming


T’ai Chi: Health & Happiness with David-Dorian Ross

Mon., March 9, 8:00 pm



Host David-Dorian Ross, author, lecturer and eight-time t’ai chi U.S.
national champion, demonstrates why this ancient Chinese martial art is the
ultimate exercise for body, mind and spirit. Ross offers an engaging and
detailed description of the practical benefits of t’ai chi, and the
special health and wellness advantages of each part of the forms.



Dr. Wayne Dyer: Wishes Fulfilled

Mon., March 9, 9:00 pm



Best-selling author and teacher Dr. Wayne Dyer presents his “Five Wishes
Fulfilled Foundations,” which are five steps to living from your “highest
self” and attracting your deepest desires. Using his trademark humor,
combined with source material drawn from some of the most original American
“New Thought” philosophers of the 20th century, Dr. Dyer outlines a
program for mastering the tools necessary for living a profound and
extraordinary life, showing viewers how to create new thought patterns while
defeating unproductive and recurring habits.



Easy Yoga for Arthritis with Peggy Cappy

Sat., March 14, 8:00 pm



Discover how yoga can come to the aid of anyone, regardless of age, who wants to
increase strength and mobility. Yoga is both a natural weight-bearing exercise
that builds strength and a low-impact way to work wonders for balance. Peggy
Cappy, whose gentle yoga approach has helped many reduce stress and create
greater comfort and ease in body, mind and spirit for more than 40 years, shows
how yoga poses can increase range of motion, improve awareness of the body and
help keep the metabolism running efficiently.